Optiwhite™ for Solar Applications
Pilkington Optiwhite™ is a range of extra clear low-iron float glass products with very high solar transmittance, offering improved solar energy conversion and consistent performances. This range of low-iron glass products is suitable for use in thin film photovoltaics, crystalline silicon photovoltaics, concentrated solar power technology, solar thermal collectors and solar mirrors.
The Pilkington Optiwhite™ Range includes the standard and well established low-iron glass Pilkington Optiwhite™ and Pilkington Optiwhite™ S, which was developed specifically for the solar industry and offers even greater solar energy transmittance. Pilkington Microwhite™ is our Pilkington Optiwhite™ in its extremely thin version (glass thicknesses down to 1.0 mm).
With its very high solar energy transmittance, our low iron glass Pilkington Optiwhite™ is the ideal cover plate for a range of solar technologies, including Thin Film Photovoltaics, Concentrated Solar Power Technology and Solar Thermal Collectors. Pilkington Optiwhite™ can also be used as a cover plate for Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics. Benefits
Pilkington Optiwhite™ for solar applications offers following benefits:
- Very high light and solar heat transmittance
- Consistent lifetime performance following prolonged exposure to the sun (no solarisation)
- Available in annealed or tempered/toughened form for Pilkington Optiwhite™ and Pilkington Optiwhite™ S; available in annealed form only for Pilkington Microwhite™